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Rutherford B. Hayes Quiz
Rutherford B. Hayes was born on October 4, 1822 and served as our 19th president - after one of the most disputed elections in our history. Take the quiz to learn more about him - and try to beat last week's 4.69 average.
1. Rutherford B. Hayes was born on October 4, 1822, and became the only president whose election was decided by whom?
   Congressional commission
   Supreme Court
   Voters
   Electoral College
   Straw poll
2. Hayes was the first president to take the oath of office where?
   Hotel
   Senate Chamber
   U.S. Capitol
   His house
   White House
3. What was banned in the White House during the Hayes Administration?
   Pets
   Corn
   Alcohol
   Tobacco
   Music
4. One of the hallmarks of the Hayes Administration was changing how civil-service appointments were made. Hayes wanted them made based on what?
   Loyalty
   Merit
   Last name
   Demography
   Votes
5. Lucy Webb Hayes was the first president's wife to do what?
   Decorated the White House
   Get married in the White House
   Graduate from college
   Cut her own hair
   Campaign for office
6. Hayes won his first election to the House of Representatives without ever having to do what?
   Run for office
   Campaign
   Letter writing
   Fundraising
   Dancing
7. President Hayes was the only U.S. president who fought in the Civil War to have what happen to him?
   Wounded
   Receive the Medal of Honor
   Lose his horse
   Get married
   Prisoner of war
8. This White House tradition was started in the Hayes administration, presumably because the Hayes had eight children?
   Turkey Pardon
   Bake Christmas cookies
   Easter Egg Roll
   Plant a garden
   New Year's Day reception
9. Lucy Hayes was the first wife of a U.S. president to be addressed as what?
   First Wife
   Mother
   First Mrs. President
   Madam
   First Lady
10. Progress in technology at the end of the nineteenth century meant that Hayes was the first president to have what in the White House?
   Telegraph
   Typewriter
   Phonograph
   Television
   iPad



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